Fruit has always been an important part of our diet. But in many parts of the globe, fruit consumption has declined. Many people are opting for processed foods, and fast-food eateries that serve cooked foods are gaining popularity. Others are concerned that eating too much fruit can be harmful, due to the sugar content. But the body is not overtaxed from the digestion of the natural sugars in fruit as most fruit has a low-to-medium glycemic index compared to raw sugar.
Diets high in fruit can provide many health benefits. These include a decreased risk of many diseases, because fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. They are the sources of many essential nutrients and other dietary components that are often under-consumed, such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folic acid.
Sadhguru further explains why fruit should be an important part of our diet.